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Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip Recipe

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Make my Homemade Disney Dole Whip recipe with only 2 ingredients and enjoy pineapple whip anytime!
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WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE: Try this Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip Recipe to unlock the secret to recreating the iconic pineapple frozen treat right in your kitchen!

  1. Authentic Flavor: This recipe nails the genuine tropical taste of Disneyland’s Dole Whip, bringing the magic of the park right home.
  2. Simple Ingredients: With just TWO ingredients, pineapple and coconut milk, this recipe is incredibly easy to whip up, making it accessible to everyone craving that Disney flavor.
  3. Customizable: Get creative with this recipe! Adjust the sweetness to your liking and experiment with different fruits for your own personalized twist on this classic treat.

Given its popularity among fans, I’m thrilled to return with even more pro tips to enhance your homemade Dole Whip swirl experience. Let’s take this beloved recipe to the next level together!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This recipe was improved and updated on 5/22/2024, to include explanations and substitutes of key ingredients, questions to the most frequently asked questions, and Pro Chef Tips. 

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Disneyland dole whip in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle

What’s Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip?

Dole Whip is a frozen whipped pineapple (similar to soft-serve ice cream) that is perfect when it is 90°F out and you have been queuing up most of the day.

  • I have a hit list of Disney’s favorite treats: turkey legs, Mickey Mouse ice cream bar, and caramel corn. On one trip a few years back I tried Dole Whip swirl for the first time. Little did I know this is one of Disneyland’s most popular park treats.
  • Outside of Disneyland, Walt Disney World where you can get the dessert at Aloha Isle inside the Magic Kingdom, and the Dole plantation in Hawaii, there are only a few other places in the world where it is sold. So instead of looking for Dole Whip near you, try this Homemade Dole Whip Recipe.
  • Dole Whip originated from a partnership between the Dole Food Company and the Walt Disney Company. It first appeared in Disneyland’s Adventureland in the late 1980s and has since become a beloved favorite among park visitors for its refreshing pineapple flavor and creamy texture.

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Key Ingredients and Substitutes for Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip

  • Frozen pineapple

    • The frozen pineapple serves as the base of the Dole Whip, providing its fruity flavor and creamy texture when blended.
    • It also adds natural sweetness to the dessert without the need for additional sugar.
    • Alternatively, mango or peach offers a similar tropical flavor profile and creamy texture when blended, while bananas offer a smoother consistency, and strawberries or raspberries provide a sweet and slightly tart flavor that can complement the tropical taste of Dole Whip with vibrant color and fruity freshness.
  • Coconut milk

    • Coconut milk adds creaminess and richness to the Dole Whip while enhancing its tropical flavor profile.
    • It helps achieve the desired smooth consistency and complements the sweetness of the pineapple.
    • Alternatively, cashew milk can achieve a smooth texture. But for those who have nut allergies or sensitivities, oat milk offers a creamy consistency and mild flavor that can work well in place of coconut milk.

How to Make Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip Recipe

  1. Place the frozen pineapple and coconut milk into a food processor or high-powered blender.
  2. Turn on the food processor and blend until the consistency becomes creamy. You might have to stop several times and scoop down the pineapple.
  3. Keep blending until all of the pineapple chunks are gone and the mix is smooth.
  4. Enjoy immediately as it is ‘soft serve’ and should be eaten straight away.
  5. If you want to freeze a little you can, just know it does freeze solid once frozen and is no longer soft.

How to Store Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip

We strongly recommend you enjoy Homemade Dole Whip immediately.

  1. Store any Dole Whip leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1-2 weeks.
  2. Before serving, allow the Dole Whip to thaw slightly at room temperature for a few minutes, then give it a quick stir or blend to restore its creamy texture.

How to Make Dole Whip Float?

Besides savoring this Pineapple Dole Whip recipe in bowls by spoonful, you only need 3 ingredients in total to transform it into Dole Whip Float!

  • To get the signature Dole Whip swirl, freeze the soft serve for 30-45 minutes and pipe it into a tall glass using a piping bag and a large star tip until it’s about two-thirds full.
  • Slowly pour pineapple juice over the Dole Whip until the glass is almost full, allowing the juice to cascade down and mix with the Dole Whip.
  • If desired, garnish with a pineapple slice, or maraschino cherry (or glacé cherry) on the rim of the glass.

FAQs

Is Dole Whip Vegan?

Absolutely! My recipe uses dairy-free frozen desserts and it’s suitable for vegans.

How does Dole Whip taste in flavor and consistency?

The result should be creamy and sweet. Basically, you can expect the perfect summertime drink. And if it tastes a bit chunky at all, just toss the drink back in the food processor.

How can I use canned pineapple in Dole Whip?

  • Drain the canned pineapple, reserving the juice if desired for extra flavor or for making Dole Whip Float.
  • Place the drained pineapple chunks or slices in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Freeze the pineapple for at least 2-3 hours or until solid.
  • Once frozen, proceed with this recipe.

A top-down view of my pineapple Disney dole whip recipe, blended.

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips

  1. Normally 16oz = 2 cups, not 4. However, the weight of pineapple is very different from what we normally weigh in a cup — like flour — so both measurements are right. The pineapple is chunky and big and doesn’t fill a cup the same way flour would.
  2. You can use low-fat beverage coconut milk for a lighter taste or full-fat canned coconut milk for more richness.
  3. Measure roughly 1/4 less if using crushed frozen pineapple, or add more coconut milk to get the desired consistency.
  4. You can use my recipe and add some vanilla ice cream. The fresh pineapple flavor goes perfectly with the ice cream.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This recipe was improved and updated on 5/22/2024, to include explanations and substitutes of key ingredients, questions to the most frequently asked questions, and Pro Chef Tips. 

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Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip Recipe

4.57 from 813 votes
Learn how to make my Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip recipe, a favorite pineapple whip treat from the Happiest Place on Earth, using only 2 ingredients!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 4 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Learn how to make my Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip recipe, a favorite pineapple whip treat from the Happiest Place on Earth, using only 2 ingredients!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (16 oz/450 g ) chopped frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup (8 oz/225 g) coconut milk (low fat or full fat)

Instructions

  • Place the frozen pineapple and coconut milk into a food processor or high-powered blender.
  • Turn on the food processor and blend until the consistency becomes creamy. You might have to stop several times and scoop down the pineapple.
  • Keep blending until all of the pineapple chunks are gone and the mix is smooth.
  • Enjoy immediately as it is ‘soft serve’ and should be eaten straight away.
  • If you want to freeze a little you can, just know it does freeze solid once frozen and is no longer soft.

Recipe Notes

  1. Normally 16oz = 2 cups, not 4. However, the weight of pineapple is very different from what we normally weigh in a cup — like flour — so both measurements are right. The pineapple is chunky and big and doesn't fill a cup the same way flour would.
  2. You can use low-fat beverage coconut milk for a lighter taste or full-fat canned coconut milk for more richness.
  3. Measure roughly 1/4 less if using crushed frozen pineapple, or add more coconut milk to get the desired consistency.  
  4. You can use my recipe and add some vanilla ice cream. The fresh pineapple flavor goes perfectly with the ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 161
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Tiff Schumacher
Tiff Schumacher
4 years ago

I did exactly as stated and used FROZEN pineapple and LOW-FAT coconut milk, and blended in my Vitamix. It was spot-on, the same flavor profile and texture. FANTASTIC!!! After we tasted the first round, we added liquor to turn it into a refreshing cocktail. That too was amazing. I think I want to try adding vanilla bean and mess with other variations, but this recipe is perfect as written!!!!!!

Lee
Lee
5 years ago

Is this regular coconut milk found by almond milk or is it the canned coconut milk?

Jessica
Jessica
4 years ago

Has anyone frozen this in a popsicle mold? Just curious it sounds good !

Pathgirl
Pathgirl
6 years ago

Just made this with a touch of sweetened condensed milk and topp3d it off with a shot of Kraken spiced rum! So yummy!

TheGreyBrewer
TheGreyBrewer
4 years ago

Turns out great every time! Since frozen pineapple comes in 10 oz. bags at my store, I use two of them, plus 1-1/4 cups coconut milk. I do usually add a drizzle of honey and a pinch of salt; though neither are necessary, they really wake up all the flavors and provide good balance. A welcome bit of summer any time of the year. Don’t forget the Tajin!

Eric G in VA
4 years ago

I absolutely adore your recipes, because you weigh your ingredients. Maybe in two more centuries we Americans will learn that baking and desserts like this are so much easier when we use mass. I set my Vitamix container on my digital scale set for grams, added my milk of choice, tared it back to zero, then added my frozen pineapple, and then blended it using the tamper. I have made this exact recipe almost 3 dozen times since you have posted it. Perfection! If it is not sweet enough to you, BBB fans, please add a pinch of salt. Do… Read more »

HANA
HANA
5 years ago

can I use banana? The pineapple is delicious tho!

Name
Name
4 years ago

Hawaiin Dole whip is so good! I’m so glad they came up with this at the Dole plantation in Hawaii.

A2 Aka47
A2 Aka47
4 years ago

My dole whip turned out to be like a pineapple puree

Jo
Jo
5 years ago

Hi
I didn’t The coconut milk had to be cold and I can have coconut cream it didn’t taste very good and it was very gritty so I tried again with coconut milk and pineapple and hopefully I get some good results thank you for sharing
Jo

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